The T32 program is jointly sponsored by the UCD School of Medicine and the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). It provides clinical and translational research training for medical students and pre-doctoral students in the basic sciences using a team science approach. This program is part of the fully integrated approach of the UC Davis CTSC to advance education and career development by early identification, recruitment, and training of a critical mass of multidisciplinary, clinical and translational investigators working to improve human health.

The goal of the T32 program is to provide junior trainees with the skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health.

T32 Objectives

  • Recruit and select highly qualified applicants who will develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research.
  • Provide trainees very early in their careers with the didactic instruction, participation in multidisciplinary "team research," and mentored research experience needed to undertake innovative clinical research.
  • Increase motivation for selection into health-relevant multidisciplinary clinical and translational research careers among the participating students.

Aligned with the focus of the NIH on translational research to bridge the gap between basic science and improved human health, scholars will develop skill sets to lead and participate effectively in team oriented translational science. Participation in the program will give scholars an advantage in preparing for successful careers in academia.

T32 Training Components

  • Mentored research project
  • Didactic training in team science and interdisciplinary and translational research
  • Shared educational experiences with student and faculty scholars from other training programs

Medical students and basic science pre-doctoral students interested in developing careers in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research are eligible to apply. Those selected for the program will be expected to develop and conduct a translational science research project under the direction of a faculty mentor, and complete the T32 curriculum requirements. T32 scholars will receive a stipend of $22,376 and tuition for one year.